Conveniently located just 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa and close to all modes of transportation, our top-notch residential complex is perfect for youth groups, meetings, workshops, fundraisers, retreats, conferences and special events. Our professional staff will work with you to make your experience a memorable one!

The Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre Experience

WHEN CANADA’S CAPITAL is your destination, consider the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre to house your group or to host an event. The Centre is a fully integrated, residential facility, situated on 2.6 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, and offers accommodations and services for visiting groups, meeting or holding special events in the Greater Ottawa area.

Let Us Personalize Your Experience!


  • 150 dormitory-style beds
  • 6 private bedrooms equipped with computers,TVs, and high-speed Internet access
  • Fully accessible facilities
  • 24-hour, on-site security


  • 200-seat dining hall
  • Nutritious and varied menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, prepared by an Executive Chef


  • 6 fully-equipped meeting rooms
  • Fully-equipped executive conference room


  • Indoor multi-purpose activity room
  • Games room with table tennis and other equipment
  • Lounge with TV, DVD player, musical instruments, board games and more
  • Outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, hockey rink, sports fields


  • 29-workstation Internet Café
  • Convenience store and vending machines
  • Coin-operated laundry facilities
  • On-site parking

Fee schedule

Lodging + 3 home-cooked cafeteria meals per day:

Dorms: $58/day per person + tax
Private room: $68/day per person + tax

Lodging only:

Dorms: $32 per day per person + tax
Private room: $42 per day per person + tax

Home-cooked cafeteria meals only:

Breakfast - $6.50
Lunch - $9.50
Dinner - $13.00

*Obtain rates for your personalized experience. Whether you are looking for meeting space or planning an extravaganza, we will work with you to meet your needs. Contact us today to get your personalized quote!

Additional Services

Regardless of your event needs, our professional staff will work with you. The following special services are available. Tell us what works for you, and we will provide you with an individual quote!

In-house travel agency - transportation

Let us take care of your travel needs. Bytown Travel is on site, and can make your travel reservations and issue tickets. We can also coordinate local transportation for your group.

In-house kitchen & staff

We offer professional food preparation and service, meals for special dietary restrictions, menu planning, boxed lunches, food and wine selection for cocktails/banquets, pastries/cakes, gourmet fare and more!

Event planning - communications

We can provide professional event coordination, promotion through our educational networks, speech-writing and communications advice.


Let us plan/coordinate your cultural/educational trips, sports/leisure activities, and visits to local tourist attractions. Our professionals from diverse sectors can also help you develop your conferences, workshops, teaching materials, and more.


Printers, laptops, video and digital cameras, and more are available on site.


On duty one hour daily in infirmary (upon request).


The Centre is located in a trendy, east-end residential neighbourhood, a 10-minute drive from both downtown Ottawa and the VIA Rail Terminal, and a 20-minute drive from the Ottawa International Airport.

Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre
1805 De Gaspé Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1K 0A4

Toll free: 1-800-361-0419